THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM THE OREGON STATE POLICE FISH AND WILDLIFE DIVISION
The OSP Fish & Wildlife Division is asking for public assistance to identify the person(s) responsible for the unlawful take of two cow elk in Yamhill County.
On July 31, 2021, a Trooper from the McMinnville area command received information that two cow elk had been taken sometime during the week prior. The elk were taken in the area of Bell Mountain Road approximately 1.5 miles from Gilbert Creek Road. There were no hunting seasons in the area at the time of the take and one elk had what appeared to be a bullet wound.
The Oregon State Police is requesting that any person with information about this incident contact the TIP line and leave information for Senior Trooper Rod Thomas. Individuals wishing to remain anonymous may also contact the Oregon State Police through the Turn in Poachers line at;
TIP Hotline: 1-800-452-7888 or *OSP (677) TIP E-Mail: TIP@state.or.us (Monitored M-F 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM)
The TIP program offers preference point rewards for information leading to an arrest or issuance of a citation for the unlawful take/possession or waste of big game mammals.
PREFERENCE POINT REWARDS:
* 5 Points-Mountain Sheep
* 5 Points-Mountain Goat
* 5 Points-Moose
* 5 Points-Wolf
* 4 Points-Elk
* 4 Points-Deer
* 4 Points-Antelope
* 4 Points-Bear
* 4 Points-Cougar
The TIP program also offers cash rewards for information leading to an arrest or issuance of a citation for the unlawful take/possession or waste of Mountain Sheep, Mountain Goat, Moose, Elk, Deer, Antelope, Bear, Cougar, Wolf, Upland Birds, Waterfowl, and Furbearers. Cash rewards can also be awarded for the unlawful take of Game Fish and Shellfish and for Habitat Destruction.